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5 Must Have RBs | Fantasy Football 2024

Fantasy Football RBs 2024!

Fantasy Football RBs 2024!

5 Must-Have Running Backs

  1. Zamir White
  2. Kyren Williams
  3. Tyjae Spears
  4. James Cook
  5. Trey Benson

Let’s dive into why these RBs are must-haves for fantasy football 2024. This podcast gives a deep dive into why the Counselor and Bald Guy are all in on guys like Kyren Williams heading into this season.

Here is the write-up on the article to complement that episode and give you some additional insight! If you want to ask your favorite fantasy player a question, grab a ticket to the Fantasy Sports Summit here: Fantasy Sports Online Conference.

Zamir White

Let’s talk about a player in a great position to succeed in the 2024 NFL season. Zamir is currently sitting as the clear-cut RB1 alongside the washed-up and average Alexander Mattison.

Zamir White is shaping up to be a notable player in fantasy football for the 2024 season, particularly in dynasty leagues, where his stock is on the rise following developments in the Las Vegas Raiders’ backfield dynamics.

In the 2023 NFL season, White saw significant work towards the end, especially after Josh Jacobs’ role diminished. In the final weeks of the season, White handled a substantial workload, averaging 25 carries for 112 yards in Week 18 and maintaining a strong presence throughout the final games. This really showed us that he is the man that can get it done.

Zamir White’s stats for the 2023 season include 451 rushing yards and 98 receiving yards over 17 games. While his touchdown tally was modest, the volume of work he received, particularly in later weeks, underscores his potential value if he continues to receive a significant share of the carries.

Looking at his performance data,  White showed resilience and efficiency, with a yards-after-contact average that would have been among the league’s best if sustained over a whole season. His ability to handle a “bell-cow” workload and maintain productivity suggests that he could be poised for a breakout if given consistent opportunities. They need to keep feeding him the rock.

He is someone to watch in training camp and the NFL draft. We hope the Raiders don’t bring in someone else who can steal his workload. Keep an eye on any updates regarding the Raiders’ offensive line and backfield strategies in the pre-season to best gauge how to approach drafting White for your fantasy team.

Look for some major upside for this season from this young man.

(Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire)

Kyren Williams

Kyren Williams took over the starting running back role for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 after the team moved on from Cam Akers. His Impressive stats marked his breakout year despite being limited to 12 regular-season games due to an injury:

  • Rushing Stats: Williams racked up 1,144 rushing yards on 228 carries, and scoring 12 touchdowns.
  • Receiving numbers: Kyren added value in the passing game, catching 32 passes on 48 targets for 206 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Efficiency: Williams averaged 5.0 yards per carry (YPC), showcasing his ability to make significant plays in both passing and receiving.

We are excited to see what Kyren can pull together in his 2024 campaign. We are rooting for him to have a massive season!

Tyjae Spears

Based on the value points we made on this podcast, Tyjae Spears will be the RB on the Titans this upcoming 2024 fantasy football season.

Given the uncertainty of how touches will be distributed between him and Pollard, Spears might be a riskier draft pick but with significant upside. He is seen as a potential RB3 or flex play, depending on how the Titans’ offensive strategy evolves with the new backfield dynamics. Fantasy managers should monitor the Titans’ preseason usage and any coaching comments to better understand Spears’ role as the season approaches.

In summary, Tyjae Spears represents an intriguing option for the 2024 fantasy football season, offering both risk and reward. His previous year’s performance and potential increased role make him worth considering, especially in dynasty formats where his long-term value could be very high if he secures a more significant share of the backfield duties.

James Cook

Given his overall usage and potential, Cook will likely be seen as a top-12 running back in 2024 fantasy drafts. His ability to contribute both on the ground and through the air makes him a versatile pick, particularly in PPR (points per reception) leagues. Fantasy managers should monitor the Bills’ offseason moves, particularly any offensive line or backfield changes affecting Cook’s volume and efficiency. You should also be aware that Cook only scored two rushing TDs last year, and his QB Josh Allen hoarded away 15! So, his ceiling is limited by a rushing quarterback.

In summary, James Cook offers considerable upside for the 2024 fantasy season, supported by his 2023 performance and role within the Bills’ potent offense. While touchdown numbers were a shortfall last season, his high volume of work and the potential for growth make him a compelling early to mid-round draft choice. Draft with the knowledge of the points mentioned.

Trey Benson

As Trey Benson transitions to the NFL, his fantasy value will largely depend on his role within his team’s offense and how his skills translate at the professional level. His ability to create yards after contact and his efficiency in limited collegiate receptions suggest he could be an under-the-radar pick in dynasty formats, especially in PPR leagues. Given his athletic metrics and college production, Benson might be an intriguing choice for those looking for a potential sleeper or a high-upside pick in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.

For fantasy Football managers in dynasty leagues, Trey Benson represents an attractive early buy. His situation as a potential feature back, depending on his team’s draft decisions and backfield competition, makes him a candidate for significant touches. Managers should monitor his progress in training camp and preseason to gauge his role better and adjust their draft strategies accordingly.

Benson’s fantasy value will hinge on how quickly he can adapt to the NFL and carve out a significant role within his team’s offensive scheme. His college performance and physical attributes provide a solid foundation, making him a player to watch during the 2024 season.

I hope he lands on the Cowboys, and if that is the case, then I am all in!

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